STEMx online conference and resource lists: Newsletter September 15

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STEMx Conference

Maria Droujkova and Dmitri Droujkov will be presenting “Advanced Math for the Young, the Very Young, and the Young at Heart” at the Global STEMx Education Conference on September 19th at 8pm Eastern US Time. Join thousands of participants who care about math ed for three days of joyful innovation!

Blogger carnival in October

This October, Moebius Noodles will be hosting the 67th Math Teachers at Play blogger carnival. It’s a virtual celebration of your blog posts about mathematics! By October 10th, submit your blog post via a very short form.

Blogs and networks

Nicholas Johnson aka Math-Explosion on Facebook started to make illustrations for our list “60 ways to stay creative in math.” This is the first one:

If you like lists, here are some more from our blog:

TocaMates posted a handmade contraption that reminds of the Function Machine activities from the Moebius Noodles book. In response, Michael Kelly wrote:

I like the idea of sending older children to the a photocopier where different amounts of paper go in and are multiplied. (The double sided option adds another variable) Perhaps a shredder that creates 10 strips each time could reverse the idea. But I love the real quality of this splendid machine that caresses the abstract idea of the actual operation into consciousness. There is a line from Maupassant where two lovers sit under a tree as a bird sings beautifully. Neither of them speaks for fear of frightening it away. I think that the appearance of new learning is similar to this lovely metaphor and deserves the same reverence.

From our Facebook collection of #lapware for toddlers and the young at heart, check out the iOrnament app. Scientists call these patterns crystallographic groups, and mathematicians call them wallpaper groups. Finger painting these days is so mathematical!


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Talk to you again on September 30th!

Moby Snoodles, aka Dr. Maria Droujkova

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